5 Nutrition Tips: Taking On Fads
Nutrition trends and fads may come and go over time, but pursuing a healthy diet should always be trendy. All the colorful rainbow smoothie bowls and spiralized veggie dishes may look pretty in the pictures, but to someone who is starting out on their journey, purchasing all the start up tools and ingredients can be quite pricey and unnecessary. These are five of my own tips to eat healthier without falling overboard with buying all the fad products and gadgets on the market:
- Cooking and assembling your own food means you get to see all the salt, sugar, and fat that goes into your meal. I always take note at restaurants of my favorite dishes and learn how to make them on my own, just the way I like them! Like what you see on Instagram? Learn to make it at home!
- "Eat the rainbow" is one of my favorite and easiest ways to know if you're getting a good variety of nutrients in your diet. Make sure your grocery cart consists of at least 5 different colors before you check out! This is a great opportunity to try out new foods - the internet is your cookbook!
- Watch what you drink. I love cold refreshing drinks, so I always keep a couple options of pre-brewed healthy drinks in my fridge that I can easily enjoy at home or bring on the go. Some of my favs are: Chinese herbal tea, cold brewed barley tea, yerba mate, and cold brewed black tea. Always having a refreshing drink option at hand eliminates the need for impulse soda/boba.
- If you're looking to buy a bulk package of moringa, turmeric, maca powder, etc. make sure you've tried it and actually enjoy it! If you don't like it, you may find excuses not to consume it. Find a cafe or smoothie joint that offers those add-ins and taste it out for yourself before committing to it.
- Quality basic ingredients > single use "fancy" ingredients like truffle salt. Simple spices, simple homemade stock, and fresh produce go such a long way. You'll save money by only stocking up on essentials that you will use regularly, and it'll simplify life for those who just don't enjoy spending too many hours in the kitchen :)
Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist nor am I a registered dietitian. The purpose of the above information is to provide science based wellness information alongside my own personal experiences.